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The gods that failed : how blind faith in markets has cost us our future

Author: Larry Elliott; Dan Atkinson
Publisher: New York : Nation Books, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Argues that current economic difficulties trace their roots to an elite group of free-market advocates who began meeting in 1947, and whose speculative policies, when put into practice, have led to financial crisis.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Larry Elliott; Dan Atkinson
ISBN: 9781568586021 1568586027 9781568584409 1568584407
OCLC Number: 246894121
Notes: Includes index.
Description: viii, 288 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Chapter 1 Under the Volcano: 1929-1973-20?? 1 --
Chapter 2 The Rock and the Bear: A Tale of Two Banks 27 --
Chapter 3 Let s Go Round Again: The Free Marketeers Sixty Years War 49 --
Chapter 4 Sunday, Monday, Happy Days: The Goldilocks Economy 87 --
Chapter 5 The Rainy Season: Middle America Feels the Squeeze 107 --
Chapter 6 The Odd Couple: Alan Greenspan, Gordon Brown, and the World s Biggest Bubble 131 --
Chapter 7 Here There Be Monsters: The Perils Lurking in the Uncharted Waters of the Financial Markets 159 --
Chapter 8 Last Tango on Wall Street: The Fall of the American Miracle 189 --
Chapter 9 Thunder in the West: Scanning the Horizon for the Perfect Storm 217 --
Chapter 10 After the Gold Rush: How the New Populism Makes the Financial System Safer, Gives Ordinary People a Bigger Slice of the Cake, and Puts the New Olympians Back in Their Cage 243.
Responsibility: Larry Elliott and Dan Atkinson.
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